Hello Parents and Guardians,
Happy Halloween! I’d like to once again thank all of the volunteers who have worked so hard to make this day very special for all of our students. We are very excited about all of the fun activities that will take place in Mustang Hall during each party session. I also wanted to mention that Arroyo is supporting the Teal Pumpkin Project, raising awareness for food allergies and promoting inclusion of all trick-or-treaters. Please have a happy and safe Halloween.
With the recent change in weather we’ve also recognized a need to have some ‘loaner clothes’ on hand, to be able to provide to students who slip in puddles (it happens!). If you have some gently worn sweat pants, shirts or shorts that you no longer need, please consider donating them to our ‘loaner clothing’ stash. This will help us to get students back into class sooner without having to wait for their parents to bring a clothing change. We’ll send the wet clothes home and the loaner clothes can be returned to the school, once they are washed and ready to use again.
Have a wonderful week. I hope to see many of you at Family Night on Wednesday!
Marie Crawford, Arroyo Principal
Book Fair is This Week!
This year’s pirate themed “Bookaneer” Book Fair is this week and is open before and after school. Most language arts classes will visit during their library time. Send your child to school with a check made payable to Central Arroyo PTA and we will fill in the amount spent, and send a receipt home so you know the amount. Join us for Family Night on Wednesday, November 2 from 6-8 pm to enjoy some free pizza/salad, do some shopping and exploring at Central and Arroyo. Aarrgh! Can’t make Family Night? Wish you could explore the book fair with your student? Your last chance to join us at the “Bookaneer” Book Fair with your student to find a literary treasure will be Friday, November 4 from 8-9 am. Join us in the library for some coffee and bagels. Hope to see you there! Any questions please contact Sara Mancini at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arroyo Spelling Bee
Calling all super spellers! Arroyo School is participating in the Scripps National Spelling Bee! All Arroyo 4th and 5th graders are invited to take part of this optional event and there is no need to sign up! If you think your student might be interested, please encourage them to study the words from their grade level.
- 4th Graders: The first round will take place on Thursday, November 17th during lunch and will consist of a written test of 15 words randomly chosen from the 2017 4th Grade Word List and 2 tie-breaker words.
- 5th Graders: The first round will take place on Friday, November 18th during lunch and will consist of a written test of 15 words randomly chosen from the 2017 5th Grade Word List and 2 tie-breaker words.
- The highest scorers for each grade level will compete in the Arroyo spoken final round on Thursday, December 8th @ 5-6:30 PM in the Learning Commons. Students who progress to this round should prepare by studying the complete 450-Word List.
Arroyo Spirit Wear Update
If you ordered Spirit Wear at the beginning of the school year, please expect your items to be delivered to your child’s classroom by November 4th. Thank you for your patience!
Shutterfly/Tiny Prints Rewards are back!
The Shutterfly rewards program is back! Are you planning on purchasing your holiday cards at Shutterfly or TinyPrints.com? Use this link: http://CMSArroyoSchool.ShutterflyStorefront.com
and CMS Arroyo Schools will receive 13% of your purchase! Please note you MUST use this link in order for CMS Arroyo to benefit. Thank you for your support!
SCEF Classroom Donation Coordinator Needed
We are looking for a parent volunteer who can work with SCEF and the Arroyo teachers on the teacher outings/auction items. This role will include serving as a liaison between the teachers and SCEF and assisting the teachers with any logistics for planning their outings. If you are interested or have questions about this role, please contact email@example.com.
SCEF is proud to host this year’s Faculty and Friends Concert
Here is your chance to listen to top quality music right here in our town! The San Carlos School District music teachers will perform with other professional musicians at the annual Faculty and Friends Concert, November 4, 2016, 7pm at St. Charles Church, 880 Tamarack Ave, San Carlos.
This is the 11th year running for this amazing concert. Don’t miss your chance to hear exceptional music! Buy your tickets now at: http://scefkids.org/friendsconcert
All proceeds benefit the music programs in our district’s middle schools.
Operation Gratitude-Halloween Candy Drop-Off
SCEF, along with Drs. Amin, Kasher & Chang, supports Operation Gratitude which sends Halloween candy to our troops. The doctors will donate $1.00 to SCEF for each pound of candy collected. Please drop off your extra candy in your school’s office between Nov 1-3 to ensure we send as much candy as we can to our troops. Support our troops & support SCEF!